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Food restriction: American academy of pediatrics have lifted prior recommendations regarding food restrictions in infants. It was thought that restricting certain foods till a baby's immune system was more mature (after 1-2 yrs) would reduce the risk of food allergies. This has not been proven. You may offer these spices, however keep in mind that an infant's taste is much less developed and seasoning is not needed. ...Read more
I took some headache medicine yesterday without eating a full meal. I've been belching and gassy. I also started using paprika on my meats. Allergic?
Sore throat: A sore throat is often due to a viral infection which lasts a few days and often a head cold then follows. If a sore throat shows steady worsening, a throat culture is recommended to check for a strep infection which would require antibiotic therapy. A very prolonged sore throat may be due to infectious mononucleosis, and in older adults malignancy must be checked for. ...Read more